Jake Vincent’s Peculiar Wavepool Training Regime Revealed
In the opening episode of LIVES: Season 3, ’Synthetic Texas’.
Jake Vincent was reclining in Indonesia when we dialled his digits to let him know we wanted him on for the very first Stab High event.
Being the humble chap he is, he thought it was a joke.
We were dead serious however, we’d seen the trickery he’s capable of on a surfboard. You could say that what Jake lacks on rail he makes up for turning waves in to street skate fun parks. Instead of a wrap he’ll opt to pop a shuv and while most are looking to top turn or return to the source, JV’s linking another three-sixty or manhandling some kind of bigspin variant.
His approach certainly isn’t for the purists, it mightn’t win him a QS, certainly not anything in the big wave scene, but in the Waco pool he had a serious shot at a result.
Once reality sunk in and hyperventilation dissipated, JV knew he had snap out of his holiday headspace, he had to sharpen up if he was going to hold his own against (borderline obsessively) passionate air-guys like Albee Layer. He had to be able to keep up with Noa’s beer count, but still outdo him in the water.
So with the help of sis, Jaleesa, he got active.
Misfit documented the transformation, from excessive tins and darts, to chin-ups and high-performance Indonesian warmups, for the third season of their LIVES series.
Hit play up top for the first episode of their two-part mini-series ‘Synthetic Texas’, a temporary delve into the weird world of Mr Vincent and his travels across the globe, from Indonesia, to the murky blue kickers of our Texan play pool.
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